KEEN—for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking—is convening an eclectic and exciting group of top digital tastemakers, leaders, founders and innovators all under one roof from October 24 to 27, 2013 in a three-day B2B and B2C event and expo. This inaugural conference in Nashville welcomes social influencers, journalists, editors, developers, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 brands to come meet, collaborate, and learn about innovative technologies and new platforms in the areas of travel, technology, food and spirits, family and entertainment.

Omni Nashville, which opened its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. Speakers and special guests will engage their audiences on all levels with talks about targeted advertising, using social for good, Millennial marketing, email campaigns, visual messaging, digital media ethics and much more. Keep up to date with the summit schedule as it evolves.
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Sarah Gavigan

Otaku South
Nashville, TN

Sarah Gavigan is a Tennessee native who previously spent 17 years in Los Angeles working in music marketing before returning to her roots. It was in California that she developed a deep love for Japanese food in all its forms: sushi, yakitori, robata, sukiyaki, and steaming bowls of noodle soup. Through her savvy business sense and social media marketing, she launched Otaku South, a wildly successful Izakaya and pop-up ramen dinners that appear at various locations—from the Farmer’s Market to Catbird Seat—and festivals around Nashville.